Statesboro Felony Defense Attorney
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Being charged with a felony can be a frightening experience. If convicted, you could face serious consequences, including long prison sentences, steep fines, and loss of your civil rights. If you have been charged with a felony, it is important to seek the help of an experienced Statesboro felony defense attorney from Hart Law Group as soon as possible. A felony conviction can negatively impact your life in a number of ways, so you need to take swift action to protect your rights and your future.
Facing felony charges? Contact a Statesboro felony defense lawyer today to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Is a Felony in Georgia?
Felony crimes are the most serious crimes under Georgia law and are punishable by a prison sentence of one year or more. On the other hand, a misdemeanor is punishable by a jail sentence of one year or less, rather than imprisonment.
Felony charges are considered the most serious criminal charges and can include:
Potential Felony Penalties
The potential prison terms vary depending on the specific offense and the individual's criminal history. The imprisonment terms can range from one year to several decades, or even life imprisonment. Judges have the discretion to determine the exact length of the sentence within the statutory guidelines.
In Georgia, like in many other states, there are mandatory minimum sentences for specific crimes, particularly those involving serious offenses or repeat offenders. The purpose of mandatory minimum sentences is to ensure consistent and uniform punishment for certain offenses and to discourage individuals from engaging in such behavior.
When a person is convicted of a crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge is generally obligated to impose that minimum term of imprisonment or a longer sentence, depending on the circumstances. This means that judges have limited discretion in considering individual factors or imposing a lesser sentence.
Furthermore, felony enhancements, also known as sentence enhancements or "enhanced penalties," are additional punishments that can be imposed on individuals who commit certain crimes under specific circumstances. These circumstances may include factors such as prior convictions, the use of a weapon, the presence of certain aggravating factors, or the commission of a crime in a certain location.
Lastly, a felony conviction will seriously impact your life. If you are convicted of a felony, you will be classified as a “felon,” which is a status that will follow you for the rest of your life. A felony conviction will also result in the loss of your civil rights, including the right to vote, the right to own a firearm, and the right to serve on a jury.
How Our Felony Lawyer in Statesboro Can Help You
Our Statesboro felony defense attorneys are highly experienced and have handled thousands of cases. We understand how the criminal justice system works and know how to use that system to our advantage. When you work with our firm, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.
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